In recent years, the e-commerce industry has experienced significant growth, and during this time, we have actively participated in various projects aimed at enhancing the speed and efficiency of our clients’ distribution warehouses. Diamond Phoenix Automation is able to work with E-commerce and distribution centres in the UK and across Europe.
In this latest blog post, we’ll be covering the main reasons as to why automation and conveyor systems are essential for the future of E-commerce and distribution centres.
Read on to find out more…
Increased Order Fulfilment Speed
When you’re in the E-commerce space, it’s important that you get your product out to your customers as soon as possible from the moment you get your online order. From selecting and picking the product to enabling seamless transportation of goods from one area to another and getting it ready for delivery, conveyor systems play an integral part. Especially when you’re running a store that’s in high-demand.
Improved Efficiency and Productivity
By automating material handling processes, conveyor systems eliminate the need for manual sorting and transport, leading to increased efficiency and productivity. They can handle large volumes of items quickly and accurately, ensuring timely order processing and shipment. This can be particularly useful, and necessary, when your E-commerce store starts to grow. Selecting the most suitable conveyor systems can have a direct impact and improve overall efficiency and productivity.
Enhanced Order Accuracy
By selecting the most suitable types of conveyor system(s) for your distribution centre, you will also be benefiting from enhanced order accuracy, therefore significantly reducing any mistakes or errors. Fundamentally, conveyor systems are programmed and replace human workforce to a large degree. As a result, you can expect much fewer errors. System integration is also a viable option. For example, you can integrate conveyor systems with automated sorting systems and barcode scanners for further enhanced order accuracy.
Scalability and Flexibility
Another reason that conveyor systems are essential to the present and future of your E-commerce distribution is that you can benefit from scalability and flexibility. When demand increases or even when demand slows down, if you sell a seasonal product, our systems can work in-line with your specifications.
What Are The Best Conveyor Systems For E-Commerce?
When it comes to selecting the most suitable and beneficial type of conveyor system for E-commerce, there are many factors to consider. But, don’t worry, Diamond Phoenix are always to offer our expert advice and guidance. Our top three recommendations include the following;-
Belt Conveyors – This type of conveyor system is one of the most commonly used within E-commerce warehouses, and for good reason too. The main reason for this is that they consist of a continuous belt that helps items of various types and sizes move along a predetermined path with minimal disruption.
Carton/Tote Conveyors – As the name suggests, this type of system is ideal for moving boxes, totes, and cartons, and can handle both light and heavy loads. Further benefits include developing automation and reducing buffer storage.
Vertical Conveyors – It’s no secret when we say it’s massively important to best optimise your space within your E-commerce warehouse. Vertical conveyor systems are able to do exactly that and are commonly used to move items between different levels of a warehouse. This significantly increased efficiency and productivity within your warehouse.
Why Choose Diamond Phoenix?
Here at Diamond Phoenix, we are proud to be your go-to supplier of conveyor systems for E-commerce. With Diamond Phoenix solutions, our clients can effectively address the challenges of the e-commerce environment while seamlessly integrating with their existing and new Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software.
At our company, we pride ourselves on providing a truly customised approach, taking the time to fully comprehend your specific requirements. Whether you’re in need of a belt conveyor system, modular belt conveyor, or any other type of conveyor or automated system, we are readily available to assist you with just a simple phone call.
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Would you like to discuss your distinctive warehouse or application needs with us? If so, we would be thrilled to hear from you. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today by calling us directly at 01908 592 354 or by utilising the contact form provided.
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